An Exploratory Study of Traumatic Stress among Newspaper Journalists

  title={An Exploratory Study of Traumatic Stress among Newspaper Journalists},
  author={Roger A. Simpson and James G. Boggs},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Monographs},
  pages={1 - 26}
An unwritten code among journalists holds that no assignment, no matter how brutal, can defy one's capacity to take a photograph, gather facts, and produce a story. Moreover, it is part of the code that the journalist then proceeds to the next assignment without acknowledging or treating the emotional toll of the tragic event. Marguerite Higgins, the famed combat correspondent and photographer, expressed the code's assumptions in a memoir in which she described the liberation of the German… 

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